Hidden Art Friday

E2S moms and kidsE2S reunionE2S daughtersE2S tacosE2S smilesWe had an E2S reunion this weekend while Anna’s family was out in SoCal.  Believe it or not, we hadn’t seen each other in person since our five year olds were babies!  For all the criticisms of virtual friendship, I’m glad that facebook, blogs, and a few phone dates have enabled Anna and me to keep in touch over the years, especially the past few years of living on opposite coasts.  Hanging out in the pool with our ten kids felt just like picking up from Bible study prep sessions in our college dorm a dozen years ago.

My girls adored Anna’s, and all afternoon we’d find one of hers and one of mine with arms around each other.  You guys, we have seven daughters!  Is it any wonder that we’re passionate about the subjects on this blog?  The messages we’re trying to communicate in our posts are the same messages we’re trying to teach our girls.

Since this is a Hidden Art Friday, and I feel the need to include something domestic in this post, I should mention that Anna made yummy tacos (in the crockpot) for dinner.  It was a perfect “company” dinner: it fed all of us easily, the prep work happened ahead of time so we could spend all afternoon hanging out, it was simple and kid-friendly, it was way cheaper than ordering pizza!  What is your go-to company meal?  If you don’t have one yet, maybe that’s your first step toward practicing hospitality this year.

One of the many things Anna and I discussed was the future of this blog.  We both feel called to press on in 2015, but we’re eager to hear what topics our readers would like us to tackle.  Do you have questions for us?  Books or articles you’d like our take on?  Suggestions for a theme week?  We’ve been blogging about the topics that naturally come up in our own conversations, but we want to hear from you guys, too.

Thanks for reading and encouraging us to keep blogging.  Have a great weekend!

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3 Responses to Hidden Art Friday

  1. Catherine says:

    I’m currently reading “The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood Makes Us Smarter” by Katherine Ellison, and I would love your take on it. Other book suggestions supporting the art of motherhood would be welcome!

    Also, I would love a discussion of sibling ages and relationships (currently thinking about how many children we’d like and how far apart we’d like them).

    Thank you for your work on this, ladies!

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